New Role to Focus on Developing State, Regional and National Partnerships
DETROIT – April 11, 2022 –
The Children’s Foundation announced today that Todd Krieger has been hired as Chief Officer of Strategic Partnerships and Community Affairs, a new position aimed at increasing the foundation’s footprint and impact to help more children in need.
Most recently Krieger served as Senior Director of Planning at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit where he led the organization’s planning initiatives, agency relations efforts and special projects. Core to his work was assisting Federation’s 17 constituent agencies reach and positively impact thousands of community members while also identifying areas of agency collaboration. Before joining Federation he worked in a variety of marketing, communications, and public relations roles supporting Rocket Mortgage, Microsoft and others.
“Todd’s experience, community connections and desire to improve the health and wellness of children and their families will help us extend The Children’s Foundation’s reach and impact,” said Lawrence J. Burns, president & CEO of The Children’s Foundation. “As The Foundation continues to grow and evolve, leveraging Todd’s expertise and experience will help us assist more children struggling with substance use disorder, mental illness, abuse and other difficult and serious challenges.”
In his role, Krieger will work with Burns and senior leadership to promote the mission of The Children’s Foundation and ensure it is a recognized leader in advancing children’s health and wellness initiatives in the state, region and beyond. He will focus on enhancing the Foundation’s community relations efforts and developing strategic partnerships that lead to greater impact in The Foundation’s health need priority areas.
“I’m truly honored to join The Children’s Foundation, an organization that has made such a difference to so many children and their families through the partners they’ve engaged and the partnerships they’ve formed,” Krieger said. “The Federation was lucky enough to be one of those partners when The Foundation funded Federation’s We Need to Talk youth mental health program. Through that experience I had the opportunity to meet and work with The Children’s Foundation team. Their mission is vital and their team members are truly exceptional. I’m so excited to join such a great organization doing so much important work.”
About The Children’s Foundation
The Children’s Foundation is a premier foundation focused on the health and well-being of the children of Michigan and their families by working in collaboration with other organizations in the community. By listening to community needs, The Foundation responds by mobilizing and enhancing resources through innovative partnerships and funding models. Since 2011, the Foundation has distributed more than 75 million dollars in grant funding to more than 140 partners throughout the state. Current initiatives of The Children’s Foundation include Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, The Jamie Daniels Foundation, First Tee-Greater Detroit, Detroit Excellence in Youth Arts and the Paul W. Smith Charities. Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, pediatric research, injury prevention and youth development. Learn more at www.YourChildrensFoundation.org.